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Mug w. Bumble Bees & Cherry Blossoms in Ivory


Regular price $78.00
Mug w. Bumble Bees & Cherry Blossoms in Ivory
Mug w. Bumble Bees & Cherry Blossoms in Ivory
Mug w. Bumble Bees & Cherry Blossoms in Ivory

A Victorian modern mug featuring the bumble bee! I glazed this cup in a glossy ivory and "colorized" two bees with hand-brushed color creating a lovely focal point on each side as they zip around the cherry blossoms hand-brushed with pink dots. This cup is about the celebration of the bumble bee as an important pollinator in our ecosystem and endangered species. Truly a cup for daily celebration of spring and summer for year-round.


Process: 
I throw this form on the potter’s wheel and then use a stamp I design and make to impress and alter the surface of the cup. My fingerprint is on the other side of each one of the imprints. The undulation from the stamping and textural relief creates a wonderfully soft and tactile surface with each sip.

The handles I make (two pieces) are hand-pulled and built for comfort, durability, AND elegance. I also decorate the top quarter of the cup (and often areas within the stamp itself) with slip-trailing --the clay version of cake decorating. No molds are used. Every cup is handmade by me alone, and is wheel-thrown, stamped, altered, trimmed, built, slip-trailed, multi-glazed, and fired twice for your using pleasure.

About: 

- Approx. 4" h x 6" l x 4 1/2" d; holds 12 oz.
- The clay and glazes are lead-free and food safe.
- My work is both elegant AND intended for your use and enjoyment. While very durable, microwavable, and dishwasher safe, handmade pottery can need (and happily, deserves) a little more love to prolong its life than contemporary manufactured ware: Because of the abrasive nature of dishwashing detergent, which could eventually dull the surface over time, hand washing is not necessary, but recommended. Do not pour boiling, stovetop water directly into handmade ware. “Pre-warming” your cup by swirling warm/hot tap water prior to pouring your fave hot beverage is recommended.

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